Schooling is compulsory and free for children between 5 and 14 years. The role model is the United States school organization. Most children go through compulsory school. Of the adult population, almost 30% (1997) are non-literate. In addition to state schools, there are also church and private. Belize lacks a university, but since 1980 there is a college of arts, science and technology.
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The ruling UDP won the elections in November 2015 and at the same time went 2 terms up to 19. Prime Minister Barrow could thus continue in office.
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In December 2015, Belize banned drilling within 1 km of its coral reef to protect the reef from destruction. However, the destruction of the reef has already progressed as a result of uncontrolled tourism and fishing. However, the worst problem is global warming, which alone has destroyed 40% of the reef since 1998.